Hallway storage with Ikea pax wardrobe

Hey guys!! We are finally bringing an updated hallway renovation post your way, after dealing with this hallway project for a solid two weeks now! Here are some before photos after I removed old board and batten in our hallway. They were pine boards and they left quite the impression on the drywall, so we have a plan specifically for this right wall. Today I’m going to talk about hallway storage with Ikea pax wardrobe.

Game plan:

The left wall, with the darker shiplap, is the wall that is going to be removed leading down into the basement.

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Here is a during progress of the hallway renovation.

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We we’re undecided on what we were going to do for the bottom of the built in Ikea Pax Wardrobe. We had to elevate it on 2×12 pieces of wood to allow our return vent, located underneath it, to flow. This photo was the first game plan using MDF, but it didn’t work out with the decorative sheet metal I picked up from Home Depot.

I removed all of the door and baseboard trim and replaced it with MDF. It gives the hallway such a cleaner look. It was such an eye sore to look at all the door frames, and broken trim, but I am loving the updated progress. Speaking of updated progress shots, check out what our hallway currently looks like below.

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Update: I ended up replacing the bottom slats with oak wood!

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In conclusion:

We are moving forward with the hallway renovation. The next steps are to figure out what kind of railing we want to install. We will have a little more clarification once the load bearing wall is removed. From here we plan on covering the right wall to eliminate it’s imperfections. We’re really excited to share more on that this coming week! Finally we will replace the attic ladder, as it’s the original and not in very good shape. Safety hazard for sure.

Update: You can check out more hallway progress on our One Room Challenge reveal post here!

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